Notorious (adjective): publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait. A word now forever linked to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - not just for her trailblazing work on the nation's highest court, but for her perseverance, fierce attitude, and willingness to push barriers in the fight for equality under the law. Standing at just five-foot-one and barely 100 pounds, she was a legal giant and force to be reckoned with. On Friday, September 18, 2020, at the age of 87, Justice Ginsburg lost her final battle to pancreatic cancer. As the country and legal community grieves this enormous loss, we must not forget to celebrate her life and continue her legacy.
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The Wawona Packing Company has issued a recall of peaches that were sold under several brand names at a variety of stores across multiple states. The tainted products have caused a salmonella infection outbreak across the United States. Wamona Packing has recalled bagged, bulk, and loose peaches that they supplied nationwide to retailers.
A lawsuit was filed recently accusing long time U.S. Figure Skating Coach Richard Callaghan of sexual abuse and alleging that U.S. Figure Skating did nothing to stop it. The lawsuit was filed by Craig Maurizi, a figure skating coach and former student of Callaghan. The suit alleges that the inappropriate and illegal sexual relationship began when Maurizi was a minor, and that Callaghan continued to exploit Maurizi on and off for years. The allegations were first brought to light by Maurizi in an interview with the New York Times in 1999.
A woman has sued the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, as well as her former southwest Houston parish, due to sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of a former youth minister. The woman's lawsuit states that she met with youth minister Ralph Garza to receive counseling for abuse, allowing Garza to be with the woman alone regularly. That suit further alleges that Garza groomed her for months before eventually molesting her. On one such occasion, Garza forced the woman to touch his genitals, and on another occasion, Garza kissed and fondled her. Following the abuse, Garza was arrested and convicted of indecency with a child, and Garza is now a registered sex offender living in Houston.
On the morning of January 27, 2017, Marie Moser Meister was waiting for the bus as she did every day when she was crushed by a telephone pole. The telephone pole in question had rotted through, snapped at its base, fallen over, and landed on an unsuspecting Mrs. Meister. She suffered multiple spinal and rib fractures as well as severe paralysis throughout her body. Mrs. Meister also suffered brain injuries and vision problems in both eyes.
On January 23, 2017, Maria Meister, then 50 years old, was injured when she was struck by a pole that fell on her as she waited for a bus. Mrs. Meister sustained multiple fractures in her spine and ribs. She is paralyzed from her mid-chest down and has limited use of her left arm. Additionally, Mrs. Meister suffers from a brain injury and has vision problems. Her family filed suit and has settled for $125 million.
Every day across the country people are involved in unfortunate accidents caused by others. Whether it is on the road, on the job, or on someone else's property, accidents of all types cause injuries and deaths to our clients.